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Varane helps Real Madrid make winning return to action

Posted Sunday, January 05, 2020 by PA21 hits

Raphael Varane had a hand in two goals as Real Madrid won 3-0 at neighbours Getafe on their return to LaLiga action after the winter break.The France defender provided the aerial challenge which led to David Soria’s own goal and then headed in the second shortly after half-time.Thibaut Courtois was forced to make a string of fine saves for Madrid before the visitors added a late third from...Full Story »

What was the reason behind Varane's celebration?

Posted Monday, December 09, 2019 by Marca.com79 hits

Raphael Varane opened the scoring for Real Madrid in their 2-0 win at home to Espanyol on Saturday, yet the centre-back's celebration caused some intrigue amongst the club's supporters. However, in the dressing room afterwards, Varane explained the meaning behind it. "I dedicated my goal to] the mind and the heart," Varane clarified. "We need to remember many things we've done to be where w...Full Story »

Raphael Varane and Karim Benzema goals guide Real Madrid to win over Espanyol

Posted Saturday, December 07, 2019 by PA64 hits

Real Madrid kept the pressure on Barcelona at the top of LaLiga with a 2-0 victory over Espanyol at the Bernabeu.Goals from Raphael Varane and Karim Benzema secured Zinedine Zidane’s side a fourth straight league win, despite Ferland Mendy’s late dismissal.Real’s victory moved them temporarily three points ahead of Barca, who play later on Saturday, with the first El Clasico of...Full Story »

Varane demands more from Mbappe and France’s forwards

Posted Sunday, November 17, 2019 by PA34 hits

France skipper Raphael Varane insists Kylian Mbappe can do more for the national team.The World Cup champions travel to Albania on Sunday having booked their spot at Euro 2020 on Thursday.Didier Deschamps’ side went to the top of Group H with a laboured 2-1 win over Moldova after Varane’s leveller in Paris.The team were criticised for their performance and Real Ma...Full Story »

Raphael Varane confident France can cope without key players for Iceland clash

Posted Thursday, October 10, 2019 by PA50 hits

Didier Deschamps must cope without some of his big-name stars as France look to boost their Euro 2020 qualifying hopes with victory in Iceland on Friday night.France are without the injured Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe while captain Hugo Lloris is also ruled out for an unspecified period after dislocating his elbow in Tottenham’s recent defeat to Brighton.Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandand...Full Story »

Man United-linked Raphael Varane confirms Real Madrid stay

Posted Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by 101 GREAT GOALS103 hits

Real Madrid star Raphael Varane has this evening confirmed that he will still be plying his trade with the Spanish giants next season. Real stint Varane, a 26-year-old central-defender, made the move to the Bernabeu in 2011, as a raw teen. After gradually working his way into the first-team setup of Los Blancos over the seasons that followed, the Frenchman established himself as a certified...Full Story »

Real slap €100m tag on Varane to fend off Man Utd, Juve

Posted Saturday, April 27, 2019 by ESPN84 hits

Real Madrid want €100 million for World Cup winning defender Raphael Varane. David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images Real Madrid will be asking for €100 million before they consider selling defender Raphael Varane, who has been linked with moves to both Manchester United and Juventus, CalcioMercato understands. Madrid would ideally prefer not to sell their World Cup winner at al...Full Story »

Ronaldo 'approves' £100m transfer move for Benfica wonderkid Felix in blow to Man Utd with Juventus also keen on Isco and Varane

Posted Thursday, April 25, 2019 by hits

Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly wants Joao Felix to join him at Juventus CRISTIANO RONALDO has told Juventus to launch a  £100million raid for Benfica starlet Joao Felix, according to reports. The youngster is enjoying a breakthrough season to catch the eye of Manchester United, among others. And A Bola claims Ronaldo is urging the Old Lady to bring his fellow Portuguese to Turin. He has t...Full Story »

Man Utd get huge boost as Raphael Varane tells Real Madrid he wants to LEAVE

Posted Tuesday, April 02, 2019 by hits

Spanish television channel El Chiringuito say Varane has made his wishes clear in news that will come as a huge boost to Manchester United. United are desperate for a new centre-back and have been heavily linked with the France star, 24, in the past. Further reports that emerged last week claimed United were previously offered the World Cup-winning centre-back but they baulked at the £70m...Full Story »

Liverpool hold advantage over Man Utd in Varane transfer pursuit… but Real Madrid defender could be using them both

Posted Thursday, March 21, 2019 by hits

Liverpool hold an advantage over Man Utd in the race for Raphael Varane LIVERPOOL reportedly hold an advantage over Manchester United in the race for Raphael Varane. But the superstar defender appears to be using both clubs to leverage a new deal at Real Madrid. Marca claim Varane could be destined for a Premier League switch after eight years at the Bernabeu. The 25-year-old joined as a fre...Full Story »

Varane could break the bank

Posted Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by Marca.com80 hits

Raphael Varane is considering his Real Madrid future, though any club keen on the French international would have to break the bank to acquire his services. The likes of Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are all keen on the 25-year-old. After Liverpool paid 90 million euros for Virgil Van Dijk, defenders of the highest level come at a high cost in today's market With ...Full Story »

Barcelona beat Man City to 'new Varane' Jean Clair Todibo on free transfer

Posted Sunday, January 06, 2019 by hits

Toulouse's highly-rated Jean Clair Todibo has snubbed Man City for Barcelona MANCHESTER CITY have reportedly lost out to Barcelona in the race for Toulouse’s highly-rated Jean Clair Todibo. The 19-year-old is considered to be one of the finest young central defenders in Europe. And with his contract expiring this summer, he has become one of the hottest commodities on the continent as c...Full Story »

Mbappe beats Varane and Griezmann to title of best French player of 2018

Posted Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by Marca.com98 hits

With France having won the 2018 World Cup, there always going to be strong competition for the title of being the best French footballer of the year. Kylian Mbappe, Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann were all considered as vital to Les Bleus' triumph in Russia and only one could take the honour of being the country's star performer of the year. In the end , France Football magazine picke...Full Story »

Varane secures a Champions League and World Cup double

Posted Monday, July 16, 2018 by Marca.com147 hits

France's World Cup triumph in Moscow brought to an end a monumental season for Raphael Varane, with the Real Madrid defender securing a Champions League and World Cup double. The Lens academy graduate was exceptional in the semi final victory over Belgium, and whilst he had less to do against Croatia, he still did his job to the highest standard. As recently as May 26 he started the Champion...Full Story »

Uruguay 0 France 2: Varane and Griezmann send Les Bleus through

Posted Saturday, July 07, 2018 by Goal.com145 hits

Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann scored as France advanced to a World Cup semi-final against either Belgium or Brazil after easing past Uruguay on Friday. Following an opening passage high on energy but bereft of quality, Varane glanced home a Griezmann free-kick to open the scoring before the Atletico Madrid man doubled France's advantage just after the hour mark in a moment to forget fo...Full Story »

Varane: Happy to be back as always

Posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 by Marca.com123 hits

Despite ongoing injury concerns, Raphael Varane has traveled to France and is happy to be back amongst his national team colleagues ahead of their friendly games this week against Wales and Germany. Didier Deschamps has included the central defender in his squad even though the 24-year-old has missed Real Madrid's last two games against Tottenham and Las Palmas, after suffering a muscular inj...Full Story »

Varane: Zidane as France coach? Why not?

Posted Saturday, October 07, 2017 by Marca.com95 hits

France are set to face Bulgaria in World Cup qualification on Saturday and Raphael Varane, who will most likely feature in the match, opened up whether his coach at Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane, could take charge of Les Bleus. Zidane has been very successful over the years with the Spanish giants, and the central defender brought up the possibility of his club coach taking the hotseat of the ...Full Story »

Kovacic and Varane train in the gym

Posted Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by Marca.com146 hits

Real Madrid's squad were out in force at Valdebebas on Tuesday evening, preparing for the Santiago Bernabeu Trophy, however Raphael Varane and Mateo Kovacic trained in the gym. Castilla players Luca Fernandez, Manu Hernando and Alvaro Tejero were also involved in the session, while Jesus Vallejo continued his recovery alone. Light ball work, simple control and passing exercises were a featur...Full Story »

Kovacic and Varane were two other crises for Zidane

Posted Sunday, June 25, 2017 by Marca.com192 hits

Zinedine Zidane will face the oncoming crisis with Cristiano Ronaldo with total and absolute normality, just as he did when Mateo Kovacic and Raphael Varane caused him problems. Shortly after Ronaldo went public with a desire to move from Real Madrid, the Frenchman phoned the Portuguese, taking a first step in his attempt to solve the tension created. What is clear is that Zidane also faced...Full Story »

Varane suffers third left thigh injury in 10 months

Posted Wednesday, April 05, 2017 by Marca.com95 hits

On Tuesday, Real Madrid confirmed that the injury picked up by Raphael Varane against Alaves was a grade two tear to his left femoral biceps muscle. While the news is bad in itself, more worrying is the fact that it is the third such type of thigh injury he has picked up in the past 10 months. It is becoming a turbulent period for a player who seemed to have put his early injury concerns beh...Full Story »

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